Facilities Bond Measure Update
**Update** At the public meeting on March 1, the board voted unanimously to put the measure on the June ballot. If approved by 55 percent of voters in the areas identified by the SFID this June, the measure will provide an investment of up to $319 million in addressing the serious school facility issues that have been identified. The cost of the measure will be $29 per $100,000 of assessed value (as opposed to market value, which is typically much higher) over a 30-year period. To provide some perspective, the estimated approximate cost to the average property owner will be about $10 per month. Please spread the word throughout your community – voting YES on this measure will provide much needed upgrades to our school.
More than half of IUSD schools are more than 30 years old and are in critical need of upgrades and modernization. While some of our more recently built schools have modern classrooms and science labs, others do not. IUSD has worked to develop a Comprehensive Facilities Master Plan for the improvement of our school facilities. This process included a thorough expert assessment of each of our school campuses and input from teachers, principals, parents and students to identify the highest priority needs.
The Irvine Unified School District is considering placing a School Facilities Improvement Bond Measure on the June 2016 ballot to provide a dedicated and locally-controlled funding source for the most urgent upgrades in our aging schools.. IUSD serves more than 32,000 students and is one of the highest performing districts in the nation. However, due to the state’s new funding formula, IUSD ranks at the bottom in per pupil funding in California. As a result, IUSD’s general fund cannot support the significant investments many of our aging facilities need without creating a significant impact on our instructional programs across the District. To learn more, click here.
The meeting will take place on Tuesday, March 1 at 6:30 p.m. at the IUSD Administration Center (5050 Barranca Parkway, Irvine)